The Best Way to Explain COVID-19 to a Kid

Our second-grade teacher said it was a ‘fast flu’ that ‘scatters fast’

Adrienne Gibbs
ZORA

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The teacher told my seven-year-old about the novel coronavirus, and I’m glad she did.

Ever since the first fears came down about COVID-19 back in January, I’ve wondered aloud how to tell my children how to deal with what I knew back then would become…

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Adrienne Gibbs
ZORA

Director of Content @Medium. Award-winning journalist. Featured in a Beyoncé reel. Before now? EBONY, Netflix, Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe.